SW Adult Leader Recognition

Sweetwater Adult Leader Recognition Banquet 

February 29th, 2020 at Redeemer Presbyterian Church

3750 Zoar Church Rd, Snellville, GA, 30039

6:30 PM- Arrival, fellowship, hors d'oeuvres

7:00 PM- Dinner, dessert

Recognition ceremony to immediately follow.

Come out and enjoy an evening of fellowship as we honor those scouters who work to make a difference in their Packs, Troops, the District and the Council.

We will honor four District Award of Merit recipients this year for outstanding service to their units and the district.

Register online today- $11 per person

Godsend Award

The Godsend is a unit level award for parents and leaders. We know that behind every successful Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Pack or Troop Committee there are many others who work to make a difference in the unit. This award was created so that you can properly recognize them for all their hard work.

Please go to our "forms and flyers" page to download the form for this award and submit it by email to:

Recognition Chair Ranny Burts ransom.burts@comcast.net or

District Committee Chairman Edwin Henderson edwin.henderson@outlook.com

Deadline is February 15th. There is a $10 fee to cover the cost of the award and which will be collected after the nomination is processed.

Award nominations are accepted throughout the year, however deadlines vary. Please go to our "Forms and Flyers" page and download the forms to nominate a deserving leader.

Sweetwater District Honor Roll



Silver Beaver Award
Dean Abercrombie Betty Forrester Traci Matthews
Lisa Abercrombie Jerry Forrester Don Maxey
Dale Anderson Elaine Foster Amy McCarty
Jason Bach Hans Friedrichsen Don McCarty
Ric Baxter Ron Givens Kevin McClure
Thomas Bell Edwin Henderson Wayne McCullough
J. W. Benefield Bealinda Holloman David McGinnis
James T. Bennett Tom Holloman Rick Meinersmann
Nell Bennett Bruce Johnson Phillip Moon
Rudy O. Bennett Jim Johnson David Moore
Goebel Berry James Jones Larry Nash
Pete Blankenship David Joyce Jerry Oberholtzer
H. B. Bowers Donna D. Kaplan Joe Odom
Lane Bridges McK King Ron Owens
James H. Briscoe Roger Kurth William Rambow
Ranny Burts Mark Lacy Dr. Pete Richards
Lynn Butler Ray Lampros Al Rosado
Rudolph W. Camp Jeff Lee Scott Sewell
Mike Cash Gary L. Lohsen Simmie Slay
Tom Chamberlin Earle Lott III David Thompson
Denise Coburn Don Lowe Mike Vance
David Cowan Tim Maenpaa Jack Wade
Herbert D. Dalton Dan C. Maloney, Jr. Mark White
Owen Daniel Pedro Marin James (Ed) Wiley
John Dollar    


District Award of Merit
Dean Abercrombie (2015) Tommy Godwin Mike McKenzie (2002)
Lisa Abercrombie (2016) Liz Hallsworth (1993) Tim Meanpaa (2008)
Bart Alcorn (2017) Michael Hanners (2013) Rick Meinersmann (2006)
Thom Batchelder (2003) Glen Harvey Susan Meyers (2002)
Ric Baxter (1996) Rosemary Hedin (2004) Michele Miller (1984)
Chip Beckham (2017) Edwin Henderson (2016) Lou Mixon (1991)
Gary Bell (2003) Judy Henson Larry Moon (1997)
James Bennett Gary Hix Philip Moon (1997)
Nell Bennett Bealinda Holloman (2006) Lori Morgan
Rudy Bennett (1991) Tom Holloman Dave Mueller
Mallard Benton (2003) Rick Hyman Paula Murray (2004)
Lorrie Bethel (2014) Sarah Hyman Larry Nash
Bernie Beumer (1999) Alan Hytowitz (2003) Linda Nealy (2008)
Al Bingham (2000) Forrest Jackson (2000) Jerry Oberholtzer (2004)
Ben Bird Bruce Johnson (2011) Joe Odom (2013)
Pete Blankenship (1994) Steve Joiner Deborah O'Shield
H. B. Bowers James Jones Paul O'Shield (1992)
Lane Bridges June Jones (1994) Rick Owens (1995)
James Briscoe David Jordan (2014) Ron Owens (1996)
Don Burress Donna Kaplan (2009) Warren Parsons (2006)
Ranny Burts (2007) Jack Kelly (1993) Georgia Pharr
Lynn Butler (2009) McK King (2007) David Piper (2006)
Tom Chamberlin Debbie Kissel (2002) Beverly Price (2018)
Denise Coburn (2009) Craig Knowlton (2018) Richard Prussing (1998)
Earl Collins (2017) Adam Kotter (2014) William Rambow (2007)
Ken Cook Roger Kurth (2012) Al Rosado (2005)
Tom Cooper Mark Lacy (2001) Michael Rotjan (2007)
Gwen Cordner (1996) Ray Lampros (2015) Patricia Shapiro (2006)
Jerry Cox (2004) Jeff Lee (2009) Angie Shaw (1995)
Herb Dalton Ned Lenhart (2011) David Shaw (1995)
Nancy Daniel Jean Locke (2010) Martha Shores (1993)
Owen Daniel Gary Lohsen Wayne Sikes (1997)
Regina Dippel (2015) Woody Lott (1997) Simmie Slay (2003)
Scott Dippel (2013) Don Lowe (2011) Bob Speakman
Robby Dittmann (2000) Rosanne Lowe (2014) Donna Statton (2005)
John Dollar (2001) Larry Lynn (1992) Grant Stout (2004)
Michelle Dorminey (2012) Dan Maloney (2007) Jim Taylor
Ed Draher (2008) Judy Martin Lynn Thompson (2012)
Mandy Dysart (2002) James Mason (2000) Tim Thompson (2004)
Mike Dzvonik (1998) Traci Matthews (2010) Bill Underwood (2018)
Don Farrington (2010) Don Maxey Mike Vance (2001)
Tom Ferrin (1994) Amy McCarty (2005) Jack Wade
Larry Finney Don McCarty (2010) Dennis Walker (2001)
Betty Forrester Kevin McClure (2016) Lynne Walker (2002)
Jerry Forrester Bob McCoy (1994) Alan Lee Watkins (1999)
Elaine Foster (2007) Dick McCracken (1998) Mark White (1998)
Hans Friedrichsen Wayne McCullough Terry Wolf (1999)
Kathie Furuglyas (2015) Chrissy McFadden (2011) Carter Wood (BC)
Bill Gilman (2008) Terry McGarey (2005) Darrell Yoder (2013)
Marsha Godwin David McGinnis (2012) David Zona (2016)


Cub Scout Leader of the Year
Lisa Abercrombie (2014) Barbara Harsh-Cushing (2004) Beverly Price (2017
Lorrie Bethel (2012) Donna Kaplan (2006) Joel Rivera (2016)
Lynn Butler (2008) Debbie Kennedy (2009) Mary Robertson (2011)
Matthew Carr (2018) Arus Kinney (2015) Michael Rotjan (2007)
Allison Chamblee (2018) Bonnie Knowlton (2014) Matt Speed (2013)
Michelle Dorminey (2010) Linda Nealy (2005) David Zona (2015)
Kurt Foster (2016) Mikki Pawlowski (2017)  


Cubmaster of the Year
Dean Abercrombie (2012) Andrew Dunn (2018) Todd Hendrick (2016)
Earl Collins (2014) Michael Hanners (2013) Lisa Wojciechowski (2017)
Mark Dippel (2015)    


Scouts BSA Leader of the Year
Scott Allen (2018) Christine Christopher (2017 Dave Mattson (2015)
Chip Beckham (2016) Becky Knake (2013) Joe Odom (2012)
Mike Child (2014)    


Scoutmaster of the Year
Joe Ashby (2009) David Cowan (2011) Roger Kurth (2010)
Ted Barfield (2008) Keith Dorminey (2012) Paul Richardson (2018)
Thom Batchelder (2003) Shuaib Hanief (2017) Danny Staton (2006)
Bearnie Beamer (2007) David Jordan (2013) David Thompson (2004)
Donnie Burress (2005) Emmitt King (2014) Todd Treadwell (2015)
Alan Burton (2016)    


Rookie of the Year
Cheyenne Abercrombie (2015) Andrew Dunn (2017) David Thompson (2018)
Emily Cooper (2017) Matt Kaswinkel (2013) Todd Treadwell (2012)
Andre Copeland (2014) Gina Sharp (2018) Virginia Zimmerman (2016)
Ashbea Day (2014)    


Godsend Award
Scott Allen, T504 (2018) Lisa Morris, T548 (2017)
Allison Chamblee, P100 (2018) Joel Rivera, P596 (2017)
Andrew Dunn, P50 (2017) Patricia Roberts Williams, P536 (2018)
Rebecca Friedrichs, P571 (2017) Laura and Andrew Stickell, T504 (2017)
Jennifer Lancaster, P1737 (2018) Bill Underwood, T535 (2017)


Legend Award
Don Maxey (2014)


Outstanding Leader of the Year
Cynthia Foster (2016)


District Chairman's Award
Cindi Brake (2018) Stacy Henderson (2018) Donna Kaplan (2011)
Ranny Burts (2014) Bealinda Holloman (2016) Kevin McClure (2017)
Denise Coburn (2010) Tom Holloman (2015) OA Lau-in-nih Chapter (2012)
Michelle Dorminey (2013)